tv The Briefing BBC News November 30, 2017 5:45am-5:59am GMT
following north korea's latest test of a missile that could hit the continent of america, the straits times says president trump is proposing "additional major sanctions" — as he tries to find a non—military solution to the threat from pyongyang. president trump also features in the financial times which covers the criticism aimed at him after he re—tweeted anti muslim posts, from a uk far—right group. the telegraph features a claim that online media giants such as google and facebook could pose a "clear and present danger to civil society", as algorithms cloud ourjudgement over ethics. and now that the details of the royal wedding have been announced, gulf news asks whether it will be good for business, with estimates that harry and meghan‘s big day could bring in over $80 million, £60 million, in additional tourism and souvenirs. so let's begin. with me isjoseph sternberg european, editorial, page editor, at the
wall streetjournal. welcome back. let us start with the times. it is saying it has got some understanding, some insight into how politicians are grappling with this issue of the border between the northern ireland and ireland. post—brexit, how will it operate, how will it work? is a difficult issue to overcome and get right. the times is saying we are close to a breakthrough. what i find interesting about this is that we are finally talking about the important issue. it has never really been about the tariffs and manufactured goods crossing the border, it has been a problem of how you would have uk regulations on the uk side of that border and eu regulations on the other side. this story is suggesting that they might be close to a deal on that, maybe by devolving some of the power to northern ireland. if that happens to
bea northern ireland. if that happens to be a solution, it is finally getting the discussion to where it needed to be all along. the place where it has needed to be baby 14th or 15th of december when the eu summit takes place —— where it needed to be. we have seen a breakthrough on the divorce bill. and now it would seem a breakthrough on the irish border. are we going to get to the point where we are ticking all the boxes prior to the eu summit? the impression i have been getting talking to people about this is that there is a great desire on both sides to move into the trade talks phase. it is true that if you can at least have some agreement in principle about how you might solve the northern ireland issue, you might not have a final resolution on that until you know what the trading relationship will look like. the issue would have been a snap election in ireland. we saw the resignation of the deputy prime minister earlier this week. we look
towards the eu summit and we have the german coalition talks ongoing. there is a lost going on, background noise, as it were. this was something that people were always going to have to be ready for, the fa ct going to have to be ready for, the fact that the world was not going to stand still while it played out. the upshot is we are seeing it is possible to make progress on some of these points while that background noise is happening. in terms of background noise, let us look at tony blair. a former british prime minister doing an exclusive interview with le figaro in france. they grilled him about brexit. he is talking about the fact that perhaps something can be done in terms of the huge brexit bill. he is pointing out the fact that the bill is getting bigger, it means that the more money that was about to be —— promise to be ploughed into the nhs is not going to happen. the big insight mr blair is offering here is correct. people entered one question
in the referendum last year, but that referendum raised a lot of questions about what the future relationship would look like in terms of the divorce bill or in terms of the divorce bill or in terms of the trading relationship. i think i is right that people are going to want to be, to have opportunities to rethink whether the outcome is something they had hoped for when they did vote in a referendum. this is similar to what we have heard from gordon brown in interview he did a few weeks ago, where he talks about the fact that we can reverse some of these things and maybe change the process. how helpful is this when we hear the likes of gordon brown and tony blair putting their all in at this critical time when politicians are jostling and negotiating? this was all going to be part of the political process. again, the referendum only entered one question and it raised a lot more. i would flip it around a little bit by suggesting that perhaps some people in the brexit need to recognise that
this debate is going to happen and need to be prepared to address some of these concerns, instead of arguing that the referendum was the referendum and people are going to stick to that no matter what. i think it will really depend on the outcome. let us look at the other big story that has dominated in the last 48 hours. north korea's latest missile test. this is the straits times in singapore. looking at the reaction in united states. donald trump promising major sanctions on north korea. he is making promises that he can't deliver, really. it is not up to him when it comes to sanctions will stop it is more up to china. right. russia has a role to road that will be possible —— beijing will have to answer. it will mean that they will have two tolerate more disturbance in north korea than they otherwise would have done. to make things a little bit more complicated and muddy the waters a little bit, we had the us president retweeting tweets by a uk
far right group. immediately there was a lot of outrage in terms of reaction around the world, certainly in the uk. now he is rebuking downing street. and so on and back and forth. what can you say about this? on when have eruption on i ..7 it to have this eruption on twitter, it seems to come out of nowhere. it shows that even this far into his administration he hasn't figured out that when you are the president of the us you have to manage your public communications in a different way than if you are a media personality or property tycoon. let us move on personality or property tycoon. let us move on quickly and look at this story. in terms of the damage social media can do. internet giants governing us from abroad. this is the criticism from sir peter basil get and itv executive chairman,
saying that google and facebook are a clear and present danger to civil society. this is on mere front page of the telegraph. we are running it on bbc online. —— on the front of. looking at eight uk class—action lawsuit against google. looking at eight uk class—action lawsuit against googlelj looking at eight uk class—action lawsuit against google. i think it gets to the issue of citizenship on the part of these internet companies and the extent to which they had to operate within the laws of the countries where they operate is or the extent to which they want to try to bea the extent to which they want to try to be a force unto themselves. i think it will help clarify this if you have a greater sense of citizenship on the part of tech giants, so people feel there is some kind of legal regulatory accountability. there is a worry about the data they are collecting through the various sources, are smart devices, some ai device in our kitchen, where ever it may be, and
what they are doing with that date. right. sometimes that concerns might be ofa right. sometimes that concerns might be of a bomb. you have to remember that consumers get a lots of benefit from being able to use the free services that these companies provide —— overblown. surrounding some of your personal data is the price the consuming that data. you pay in data instead of money. it is often problematic that you can have companies to act like maybe they are a force unto themselves. people feel uncomfortable with that. absolutely. there it has been great have you. they give your company. we will you $0011. hello. milder, well, less cold air will be with us for the weekend but with that, lots of cloud around. many of us in the day ahead will have sunshine and arctic air around high pressure to the west and low pressure to the east. arctic air, of course, it is very cold.
widespread frost to start thursday. icy patches where we have had showers overnight and these are town and city temperatures. of course, it is colder in rural spots. the coldest parts of northern england and scotland will be down to about minus six or seven as the day begins. as many of us will start with some sunshine, we have sleet and snow showers affecting north—northeast scotland. down eastern coastal parts of england — as far south as norfolk. rain showers mainly for northern ireland. a bit of sleet to the hills. a scattering of these sleet and snow showers north—north—east scotland, but along the east coast, some of the showers will have pushed a little bit further inland so some accumulations in places like the hills to start the day. mainly rain showers western parts of wales, cornwall, west devon, sleet and snow to the highest ground. cold, frosty, clear start to the day for most of us. sleet and snow showers along the coast and just inland across eastern parts of england. driven in by a strong — gale force wind here, showers continue for west wales,
the far south—west of england. showers dotted about northern ireland and northern scotland. across much of southern england, the midlands, wales, north—west england, south—west scotland, will have sunshine, but another cold day. colder still when you factor in the wind. especially where it is strongest across the north sea coast. a subtle change of wind direction thursday evening and night, more of these sleet and snow showers pushed further inland, again, giving accumulations in place is especially on hills. out west, we stay mainly dry. a lot of clear, cold weather. quite a hard frost particularly across parts of scotland as we start off on friday morning. some sleet and snow showers, some accumulations to parts of eastern england on friday. a lot of the showers turning to rain or sleet as we go on through the day. a lot fade to allow some sunshine to come through. a change for scotland and northern ireland as it clouds over from the north—west and a bit of patchy rain and hill snow starting to move in here.
that is a sign of the change coming in for the weekend as this weather front moves through. we change the wind direction back to more from the atlantic rather than the arctic. that will be a change in the feel of the weather. less cold, milder air, moves in for weekend. as i mentioned earlier, it will come with plenty of cloud. hello. this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. donald trump lashes out at theresa may in a row over anti—muslim videos. the prime minister criticised the us president for sharing a series of posts by the far—right group britain first. but last night, mr trump tweeted that she should instead be focussd on tackling terrorism. good morning. it's thursday 30 november. also this morning: a warning that children with special educational needs aren't getting